Cherry Bekaert Expands Presence in Raleigh-Durham Market

Richmond, Va.-based Cherry Bekaert LLP (FY14 net revenue of $130.8 million) announced the addition of about 17 professionals in the Raleigh-Durham, N.C., market.

Effective Jan. 1, Cherry Bekaert acquired the local CPA firm of Thomas, Knight, Trent, King and Company (TKTK). With this addition, the Raleigh practice of Cherry Bekaert includes more than 105 professionals.

Former TKTK shareholders joining Cherry Bekaert as partners include Pamela Brinkley, Ronnie Eubanks and Steve Hancock.

“With the larger service platform of a $150M+ revenue firm, we are better positioned to serve the growing business needs of our clients,” says Steve Hancock, former managing shareholder with TKTK and new Cherry Bekaert partner. “Cherry Bekaert’s stellar reputation and dedication to middle-market companies made the firm a perfect fit for our people and our clients.”

“Cherry Bekaert will incorporate the talents and expertise of the former TKTK shareholders and professionals into our existing industry groups and specialty practice areas of real estate, construction, technology, life sciences, entrepreneurial advisory and high-end tax consulting,” says Howard Kies, MP of Cherry Bekaert. “Expanding the depth of our talent in the Raleigh-Durham area is a key strategic growth initiative for our firm.”